Located directly on the Georgia coast, Jekyll Island is a shrimper's haven. To celebrate this local treasure, guests are invited to the 8th annual Shrimp & Grits: The Wild Georgia Shrimp Festival, to be held Sept. 20 to 22 on Jekyll Island. This spirited three-day event is the only festival dedicated to the prime local product, Wild Georgia Shrimp, and its Southern cuisine counterpart: grits.
Chefs and foodies from across the Southeast flock to the food-centric festival, either to try their hand to create the event's best shrimp and grits recipe, or to eat their way through the plethora of dishes available. Set under the cover of live oaks in the Jekyll Island Historic Landmark District, Shrimp & Grits: The Wild Georgia Shrimp Festival provides a laid-back, relaxed Southern atmosphere for savoring delicious coastal cuisine and great entertainment. Throughout the weekend festival, the theme is simple: taste, sip, enjoy, repeat!
Hours of Operation
Sunday: 11:00AM - 4:00AM
Friday: 5:30PM - 9:00PM
Saturday: 10:00AM - 9:00PM
Admission & Fees
Entry Fee 0.00
Concessions, Parking on Site, Public Restrooms
Family-friendly, Free Admission , Handicapped Accessible
Near Interstate Highway
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